Our Story

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    The Tejano Center for Community Concerns (Tejano Center) was established in 1992 in Houston’s East End, a predominantly Hispanic populated area. Since its modest beginning, it has served as an agent for change empowering neighborhood residents. Tejano Center's goal has always been to improve lives and create a sustained network of support and opportunity within the community.

    The early Tejano Center pioneers realized the way to respond to community needs was to provide a comprehensive array of programs and services, and this philosophy continues to energize the organization's work. The spirit of innovation remains instrumental as Tejano Center seeks to maintain its premier position as a relevant community development agency. It has nurtured strategic partnerships with such entities as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Harris County, City of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, Neighborworks, and UnidosUS.  In addition to these governmental and institutional partnerships, the list of business and community partners continues to grow--all in pursuit of empowering families to transform their lives.
    In 2002, becoming aware of similar needs in South Texas, Tejano Center expanded its programs into greater Brownsville by adding a fourth campus to its Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success. Today, we provide social, health, educational, economic, and housing services through thirteen programs:    


    • Affordable Housing
    • Baylor College of Medicine Teen Clinic
    • Child Placement Agency, Foster Home Certification, and Adoption Services
    • Early Headstart/Early Childhood Education (0-4-years)
    • Family and Community Engagement
    • La Tiendita (coming soon)
    • NOVA Academy for Adult Education
    • Nueva Vida Senior Citizen Housing
    • OST Lofts (coming soon)
    • GRADcafé by Project GRAD
    • Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success (RYSS)
    • Sunrise Lofts (coming soon)
    • Victims of Crime Acts Outreach and Support Program (VOCA)

    Our Mission

    The mission of the Tejano Center for Community Concerns is to develop education, social, health, and community institutions that empower families to transform their lives.

    Our Vision

    The Tejano Center for Community Concerns will continuously strive to be the premier nonprofit organization in the state of Texas.